I don't know about you, but I need a wisdom that doesn't come from me. I need insight and discernment that can only come from God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 2 that "...the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us." I need understanding that can only come from the Spirit!
Sometimes this understanding and insight comes specifically through the scriptures, God's inspired word. Other times it comes through prayer and time spent alone in quiet with God. And it even comes through the gentle admonishment from a friend or trusted loved one. Over the years, I've noticed that for me personally, when God really wants to get my attention about something, a certain theme or word will come up continually, in all different areas of my life. Over the past week or two, this has been happening. A very specific word keeps coming up in my life.